NBC Bay Area: Defunct San Francisco Reservoir to be Turned Into Park

Location of the old Russian Hill reservoirs. 1861 Wackenreuder map, courtesy of the David Rumsey Map Collection.
Location of the old Russian Hill reservoirs. 1861 Wackenreuder map, courtesy of the David Rumsey Map Collection.

Defunct San Francisco Reservoir to be Turned Into Park | NBC Bay Area.

San Francisco’s newest neighborhood park will be atop of Russian Hill, located at the old San Francisco City Works Reservoir at Larkin and Francisco streets. The old San Francisco City Works operated a flume that delivered city water from Mountain Lake in the Presidio to two reservoirs atop Russian Hill–one at the location of the proposed park, currently labeled as open space, and the second which was located two blocks south at Lombard and Hyde streets, the George Sterling Memorial open space.

A coalition of neighborhood organizations has developed a website where you can find out more about Francisco Park and its history: http://www.franciscoreservoir.org/.

See the full version of the historical 1861 Wackenreuder map here.

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